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A young genius

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Ranaldo Hill and his mother Tanya Wilson. -Photos by Gareth Davis

Gareth Davis Sr, Gleaner Writer

FELLOWSHIP, Portland:EIGHT-YEAR-old Ranaldo Wilton Hill is a promising student who attends Fellowship Primary and Junior High School in Portland. He has embarked on the road to academic excellence with a resounding start.

Hailing from one of the many depressed communities in Stanton in the Rio Grande Valley, Ranaldo is the ward of Tanya Wilson and Dermont Hill, who work as a shopkeeper and farmer, respectively.

Ranaldo joined the student body of the Fellowship Primary and Junior High School in September 2010 and is currently a member of Grade Three Swire. Since his enrollment at the school, he has been excelling in all his endeavors, averaging 95 per cent on all major examinations. He won the Champion Boy award in grade two.

"I just love to read!" commented the eight-year-old. "I spend time watching news on television and reading the business section of The Gleaner. I like to work with numbers, and I spend a lot of time learning about the stock market, assets and liabilities, interest rates, inflation, and foreign-exchange rates. I like to play cricket, and my ambition is to be a lawyer."

God-given gift

Ranaldo was born on April 9, 2004, of humble beginnings in the Stanton district of the Rio Grande Valley. He has been hailed by many as a genius, and already, he is being compared to the likes of many sporting greats including Usain Bolt, Brian Lara, Diego Maradona, Michael Jordan, Mohammed Ali, and Michael Schumacher.

Additionally, Ranaldo was the recipient of the First Caribbean International Bank Super Reader of the Year 2012 award. This did not come as a surprise, especially as his reading proficiency is seven levels above his grade level. Ranaldo is an active member of the Reading Club at the school.

When asked what his favourite subjects were, Ranaldo said he liked mathematics, language arts, and communication task.

Historically, Ranaldo's name currently graces the Wall of Excellence for Top Achievers of the Primary Department. With his track record, he is highly favoured to continue on the path of excellence for the remainder of his tenure at Fellowship Primary and Junior High School.